BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Meet the Brain of Your Battery

Written by T-admin

November 5, 2019

Torpedo factory and Torp electric bike

Battery Management System or BMS is one of those parts of your electric vehicle that can increase your battery life-span and save you a lot of inconveniences on the road as well as money.

What is BMS? Simply said, it is an electronic device that monitors and controls the charge and discharge of the rechargeable batteries. BMS is used in electric vehicles, as well as laptops and smartphones. This smart gizmo knows what is going on with every part of your Li-based battery packs and keeps it healthy and safe.

Lithium-based battery packs can be unstable when overcharged, over-discharged or overheated. These factors can significantly affect battery life.

WHAT DOES BMS DO?

BMS can be a simple device that measures voltage in the battery pack and stops charging when the desired voltage is reached. By doing this it stops the battery from overheating and potentially ignite. The more complex devices monitor a whole range of factors that affect battery life and performance. They monitor each individual cell and calculate the amount of current that can safely go in and out of the battery pack, without damaging it. The calculated current limits are then used for the charger and motor controller which are switched off in the case the limits are crossed. BMS is also responsible for calculating the state of charge and depth of discharge. These values indicate how much juice is left in the battery pack and how much range do we have left.
BMS can detect any health and safety threats in a battery. It is checking for short circuit, loose connections, breakdowns in wire insulation, temperature and battery cells that need to be replaced and sends the data to the user through an app. Battery Management Systems monitor and balance all the cells in the battery pack, making sure they are equally charged. By doing so our battery can reach its full potential.

At TORP we know how important a healthy battery is, especially when taking our electric dirt bikes to the wilderness. This is why we had developed an extra-small and ultra-smart BMS that will not only keep an eye on every cell in your battery pack, and prevent current surges, overheating or overcharging, but will also inform you on the state of your battery through an easy-to-read LCD and give you advice on how to prolong its life through a smart mobile and PC app. TORP BMS is placed in an aluminum housing that allows efficient heat-extraction and protects the device from damaging while driving through rough terrain. Our BMS is designed to monitor each individual battery cell and informs you when one of the many cells needs to be replaced. You will also receive a notification when your battery had ran out of juice and it’s time to invest in a new one.

With TORP BMS & Controller there is no obstacle you and your electric dirt-bike can`t conquer!

COMBINE TORP COMPONENTS

There are also special perks when using TORP BMS in a combination with TORP Controller. When using Controller and BMS from two different manufacturers, they can`t communicate with each other, which results in not as smooth user-experience as it could and should be. This is why we had developed compatible devices that are in constant communication with each other. When one of the battery cells in a pack is overheating or under-charged, TORP BMS signals to the TORP Controller to adjust the work of the electric motor and by doing so it prevents the BMS to instantly switch-off the device and roughly interrupt the drive. When looking for a smooth drive, we got you! With TORP BMS & Controller there is no obstacle you and your electric dirt-bike can’t conquer!

 

Pre-orders will be available soon, so stay tuned!

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